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Spring 2019  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58187)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2019 - 05/06/2019
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is "a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs." The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of micro-economic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 November 2017

Fall 2018  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (24291)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/04/2018 - 10/22/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2018  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (24328)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/23/2018 - 12/12/2018
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~003&term=1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2018  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (54824)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/19/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is "a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs." The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of micro-economic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 November 2017

Fall 2017  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21220)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2017 - 10/23/2017
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 530B
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2017  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21285)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2017 - 12/13/2017
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 432A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~003&term=1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2017  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (55330)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/20/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2017
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Fall 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21388)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/06/2016 - 10/24/2016
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 432A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2017. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21474)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/25/2016 - 12/14/2016
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2017. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~003&term=1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (53161)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/21/2016 - 05/06/2016
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2016
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (60236)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2016 - 03/07/2016
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Spring2016
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~002&term=1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (14357)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/08/2015 - 10/26/2015
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2016. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (26684)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/27/2015 - 12/16/2015
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512B
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2016. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~003&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (53554)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/23/2015 - 05/08/2015
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (68017)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/20/2015 - 03/09/2015
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~002&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 June 2014

Fall 2014  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (14611)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/02/2014 - 10/20/2014
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-118
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2015.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 June 2014

Fall 2014  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (36039)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/21/2014 - 12/10/2014
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-122
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2015.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~003&term=1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 June 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58597)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2014 - 03/10/2014
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-132
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Please note change in day and time to Tues/Thur, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (20434)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/03/2013 - 10/21/2013
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-136
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will be offered in Spring 2014.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 October 2013

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (20433)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/22/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 205
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2014.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~002&term=1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (27527)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/22/2013 - 12/11/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-228
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Graduate and undergraduate students in programs other than the MPP and the MS-STEP programs should contact the instructor for permission.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~003&term=1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 October 2013

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 004: Introduction to Policy Analysis (34159)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/03/2013 - 10/21/2013
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
The goal of this course is to provide you with an introduction to policy analysis and a better understanding of where it fits within the policy process. Policy analysis provides advice to help citizens, policy-makers, and others solve problems, and it is as much a craft as a science. We will learn several specific policy analytic skills: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. In doing so, we will use different analytical tools, seek to understand the larger policy-context, and practice communicating policy advice.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~004&term=1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 November 2012

Spring 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (53882)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/22/2013 - 02/18/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
02/25/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 425
 
03/04/2013 - 03/11/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~001&term=1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Spring 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58615)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/25/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5002~002&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

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